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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Software Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at NVIDIA.

Interview Details – On-campus coding interview. Was asked a few standard coding questions, told to write code on the whiteboard.

Interview Question – Was asked a question about implementing a statement without any conditionals.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NVIDIA in January 2012.

Interview Details – Fast response to the application, two phone interviews. Only technical question, low-level programming, operation systems, C/C++.

Interview Question – Implement simple malloc function.   Answer Question

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ASIC Design Engineer Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NVIDIA in October 2013.

Interview Details – Get a phone interview from school career fair. 45min duration.

Interview Question – Low power design, STA   Answer Question

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Applications Engineer Interview

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I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at NVIDIA in June 2010.

Interview Details – Received a call from HR to scheduled an initial phone interview. Hiring manager was very nice and informative about the company and the responisbility
 of this position. Seemed like a good place to work at.

Interview Question – Tell me what you think would be your most helpful immediate contribution to ourcompany.   Answer Question

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Memory Validation Engineer Interview

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Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at NVIDIA in February 2011.

Interview Details – 5 rounds of interviews in succession with 45min each. Questions were related to ASIC, Verilog, Programming, DFT, Verification, etc.

Interview Question – Memory test related questions   Answer Question

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Embedded Systems Software Engineer Interview

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Interview Details – It was on campus career fair. We were suppose to fill in a question sheet of a specific domain, which in my case is embedded systems. There were 4 questions, and most of them were related to concepts or topics originated from operating system design. A strong knowledge of C would also help.

Interview Question – Got to review operating system before going.   Answer Question

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Software Developer Interview

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Santa Clara, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at NVIDIA.

Interview Details – 3 Phone interviews, first 2 were technical interviews with various members of the team, third interview ended up being more HR oriented with minimal technical questions. The offer came in after the third interview.
Doing the interviews on the phone was a little akward, especially when I had to write a C++ implementation of breadth first search and read my solution line by line. There was also an instance where my interviewer missed my second interview and we had to reschedule. All in all though, these things happen, and I felt the interviews were effective at testing my knowledge and they were pretty prompt about getting back to me.

Interview Question – I wouldn't say there was a most difficult question. There were numerous data structure/algorithm questions involving linked lists, hash tables, and operations on binary representations of algorithms. There were also questions about operating systems. I remember virtual memory and paging came up more than once.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, offer was very reasonable.

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Software Developer Interview

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at NVIDIA.

Interview Details – One of the Nvidia employee referred me. Got email from recruiter afterwards and arranged interviews. I was told which team that was interested in me, and who was gonna interview me. There were two rounds of phone interviews, one from the team member and the other from the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Very reasonable questions, most of which are basic computer science knowledges and algorithms. One of the interview talked a lot with me after the interview process, providing a lot of tips in terms of what should a student looking for an intern expecting, and how to develop your career, etc. Really helpful cos most interviewers won't talk to interviewees about these topics, and I think answers to these questions are important.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase.

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Software Engineer Interview

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at NVIDIA.

Interview Details – Do a quiz at campus and after 1 month, I made an appointment for phone interview. In the quiz, there are some questions about C/C++. There are different questions for different position. C is a must. OOP is needed. Background of position is asked, like OpenGL, Video, Image.

Interview Question – Question is easy.   Answer Question

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Verification Engineer Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at NVIDIA in February 2014.

Interview Details – just talk some basic questiones in verilog and c. the interviewer is much care about the basic questions, but if you get a wrong answer, you can feel he looses his interest in you

Interview Question – perl questions   Answer Question

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